Rebecca Simonds

Group Managing Director

​Rebecca has 14 years’ experience as commercial director of The Watch Gallery where she ​delivered profitable growth while maintaining strong financial and operational control. Prior to joining the business, Rebecca obtained an MBA from Cranfield University. She qualified as a Chartered accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales in 1993.

Stephen Whalen


Stephen has been immersed in Retail for over 20 years, from working on the shop floor during university to head office. His depth of knowledge across Merchandising, Buying and Planning spans high street and luxury brands including Ralph Lauren, M&S, River Island and Habitat. His entrepreneurial spirit has influenced effective range management and profitability across apparel, accessories and homeware.​

Sean Reilly

Digital Marketing & Ecommerce

Sean is an award winning and multi-disciplined digital marketing professional. He specialises in delivering comprehensive strategies to drive online traffic, improve conversion rates & deliver tangible results for clients. His background includes Watchfinder, where he played a significant role in the company’s growth and resultant sale.

Stephen Murphy

Executive Chairman​

Stephen boasts over 30 years of Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity experience (Salomon Brothers Inc, Citi and Citadel Capital). He is a seasoned fiduciary and has been directly involved in consumer facing businesses since being appointed to the Board of Brown Thomas Group (Department stores) in Ireland in 1998. He was co-founder of the Watch Gallery and led the 2004 rescue of Savile Row tailoring house, H Huntsman & Sons. He holds an MA from Trinity College, Dublin.